Steak (Or Chicken) Fajitas
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 lbs top sirloin steak
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 garlic clove, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 16 flour tortillas (8 inch/20 cm)
- 2 -4 onion, we usually use approx. 1-2 depending on size (however much you like,enough to make a good mix with the peppers)
- 4 small sweet peppers, of your choice (green, red, or yellow)
- 2 to taste salsa
- 2 to taste sour cream
- 2 to taste shredded cheese
- 2 to taste chopped tomato
- Slice steak into thin strips.
- In bowl, mix together 1 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, hot pepper flakes, black pepper & salt.
- Add beef strips and stir to coat, set aside.
- Wrap tortillas in foil and place in 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.
- Cut onions in half lengthwise and slice into strips, cut your peppers into strips.
- In large non stick skillet over medium high heat, heat remaining tablespoons of olive oil.
- Add onions & peppers stirring for 3-4 minutes, until softened; transfer to a bowl and set aside.
- Add beef to skillet, cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes or until they lose their red color.
- Return onions and peppers to skillet; stir for about one minute.
- To serve, spoon a portion of the beef mixture down the centre of each tortilla, top with your desired toppings , fold bottom of tortilla up over filling, fold the sides in, overlapping.
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This recipe is spectacular! I did a fajita buffet for 55 guests. I did 12 pounds of chicken tenderloins and 6 pounds of inside skirt steak, and I followed the marinade ingredients and quantities exactly for that quantity of meat. I used fresh squeezed lime juice. Marinaded the chicken for about 18 hours and the inside skirt steak for only about 6 hours. We grilled the chicken meat and kept it in the warming oven while grilling the steak. Sliced both into thin slices after grilling and served with optional sides such as corn tortillas, flour tortillas, guacamole, salsa, rice, two type of frijoles, sour cream, cheese, sauteed peppers, onions, mushrooms, lettuce, and tomatoes. I also served taco meat and shells. Folks had option of tacos, taco or fajita salad, or regular fajitas. Everything worked quite well, and many people asked me for the marinade recipe. Some said it was restaurant quality. My family loved it. Even better, we had enough leftover to eat on it for several days afterwards. The flavors of the meat just got better with age.
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